The sources of information regarding AD/HD are vast, and the accompanying information is seemingly limitless. Those of you who have spent a considerable about of time attempting to learn about AD/HD already know this. If you have AD/HD, the experience of sorting through the never ending threads of information can be overwhelming, confusing and even frustrating at times.
First, when embarking on this journey to educate yourself about AD/HD, there is the need to delineate which among all the sources are credible. Then there is the need to discern from the sources which among the "stories" that circulate are fact, opinion or just plain fiction.
Some of you may find the journey of "separating the wheat from the chaff" an enjoyable process. Others may find it exasperating and give up before you have the information you need. Still others of you may continue reading until your brain feels like it is going through the spin cycle. Obviously, both of these latter two approaches are counterproductive.
While learning about AD/HD can be a challenging task, it is worthwhile. It is also critical to learn about an important aspect of your make up. This understanding is part of how you create your view of who you are and who you believe you can become.
As an example, think about the following "stories."
AD/HD is a childhood disease.
You can "overcome" AD/HD symptoms if you have enough will power.
You can cure your AD/HD quickly and permanently in 3 easy steps.
Now, of course, none of the above is true.
However, how does it affect your self-perception, if you internalize this information?
So, here is the ADDed Perspective bottom line. Please seek out assistance from someone who can help you to find credible sources and help to discern which information is fact, opinion or just plain fiction.
Good luck! Please let me know, if I can be of any help.